On Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Muso Ko (Talking of Women) is a wonderful album, a little less produced than the recent Ma Ya, but just as polished. Koite takes traditional rhythms and combines them with western pop structure to create upbeat (but never cheesy), joyful songs. Exploring the middle ground between tradition and Afro-pop agrees with Koite: he was trained as a classical guitarist but grew up listening to Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, and the Rolling Stones. He comes from a musical family, and shares his roots in Kayi with Boubacar "Kar Kar" Traore, the mournful desert bluesman. Koite loves Mali, and has no plans to leave it for Europe or America like some of his fellow African musicians. His songs discuss love, social values, fatherhood, and national pride. He tours the US and Canada at the end of 2000, so don't miss him - he puts on a great live show! If you like Habib Koite, you should also check out Cheikh Lo and Henri Dikongue, who also make modern, fresh music using traditional rhythms and melodies.
A couple of Kabib Koite songs came stock with my new computer, and the soothing rhythms, vocals and well, amazing musicality stunned me. He is now one of my favorite artists. His music is so completely human it can be instantly recognized and appreciated by a ear of any nationality.
2. Muso Ko (Woman)
3. Den Ko (Talking of Children)
4. Nanale (The Swallow)
5. I Ka Barra (Your Work)
6. Sira Bulu [Kobalt Edition]
7. Nimato (If You Don't Stop)
8. Cigarette a Bana (The Cigarette Is Finished)
9. Din Din Wo (Little Child)
10. Kunfe Ta (The Gutter)
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